We’ve seen stories of people who tend to use the internet as a soapbox. Sometimes it’s fine, other times, they end up in hot water. Especially when you take photo shots at law enforcement.
This woman made several explosive posts on 5th May after encountering a roadblock. She insulted the police in her posts which led to her arrest yesterday (6th May).
The Facebook user “Diana Mat” made several posts complaining about a roadblock she encountered on 5th May. She also called law enforcers “dogs” and threatened to destroy the roadblock. Although she deleted the posts, netizens screen-grabbed and circulated them. Putrajaya district police chief ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali issued a statement saying a report was made about the woman yesterday morning (6th May).
According to police investigations, the 36-year-old was apparently the chief executive of a packaging company in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. She was arrested at 9pm last night and her mobile phone was confiscated. Mohd Fadzil said she will be taken to the Putrajaya court to obtain a detention order. Currently the police are citing Article 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication), Article 504 (intentional insult and deliberate destruction of tranquility) of the criminal code and Article 233 (sharing of offensive and menacing content) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
The police chief urged the public to be careful when posting things on the internet. He advised against posting remarks that could affect images of individuals or law enforcement agencies.
Source: China Press
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